Pilot seriously injured after crash-landing plane in Prince Edward County

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PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One person was injured after a small plane ran out of gas crash-landed in Prince Edward County Monday afternoon.

Virginia State Police responded to the scene at roughly 1:20 p.m. after a private aircraft crash-landed in a field near the 700 block of Moore Road.

Authorities say the Piper PA-15 ran out of fuel while in the air and was forced to make a crash-landing into a cornfield near the intersection of Route 658 and Route 700. Police say the impact of the crash caused the plane to catch fire.

The pilot was flown to VCU Medical Center for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The pilot, who was flying from North Carolina to Connecticut, was the only occupant inside the aircraft.

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